|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 23, 2014 at 1:35 AM|
Jeff Green is like a movie trailer, sometimes you get sucked into watching a movie that's either great, or just flat out bad. A movie trailer can be good, even for a bad movie, but it draws you in like a bee to honey. Maybe it's not the exact point that I'm trying to make, but Green is one of the great teases in the NBA. He feeds us games like the 39 point performance against Washington, or like last seasons 43 point explosion against Miami. Green is blessed with a crazy skill level, but sometimes he acts like a lost soul on the court.
Green was like an amazing picture captured in ink, every shade of color more glaring and touching then the next. The gifted basketball player confines his heart on the basketball court. An artist wishes for divine release. A basketball player who has so much to express, picks up a ball and plays with genuine passion. Green isn't that type of player, not in every game. On certain nights he can look like one of the best in the NBA, and on other nights he looks like a man who wants to be somewhere else. Call me harsh, but you can't hide the fact that Green is one of the best, but because of his inconsistent play, his potential will never be fulfilled.
Green is 27, and maybe he's still not a finised work of art of a basketball player. I hope and dream.. I also like Green, and I hope he remains in Green. But I also know that he needs to be more aggressive. Green seems to know when to play big, and the Celtics needed inspiration, and he provided it, by putting the Celtics on his back. They were without their starting backcour, and without key bench player Bayless. Green from the tip had a certain look on the floor, his approach was unlike anything I've seen this season. Green has us pulled in again, and what's next for Jeff? Maybe this game was about Jeff being back in an arena that he played so well in at Georgetown.
“Of course,” he replied. “My old locker is right down the hall. I lived 10 minutes from here. There's a lot of comfort here.”
Green ended with 39 points,and a career high 8 three-point bombs, if we can get an ounce of that every night. Then I would be overjoyed. Green may not remain a Celtic, but it's a plus that he puts up monster games like Wednesday's game against the Wizards. It adds value to him, and Ainge is probably on the phone right now, planning his next move.